The Opelika Parks and Recreation has begun a comprehensive outdoor Aquatics project that will encompass renovations at two facilities. This 12-month project should be completed just in time for Summer 2024. Read on...
Construction of the SportsPlex outdoor pool and splash playground has caused several areas to be CLOSED during the 12-month construction project. Read on...
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The first Opelika Park Board members were Marion Hyatt, I.J. Scott Sr., George Ball, T.K Davis Jr. and Claud Brown Sr. A summer program was run under the direction of Opelika High School Athletic Director “Coach” Sam Mason from 1946 through 1948. Mrs. Ann Cannon Price was hired as the first year round recreation director from 1948 until 1951.
September 20, 1951, the Opelika Board of Parks and Recreation hired the first full time Director.Thirty one year old W.J. (Bill) Calhoun from Nashville, Tennessee was hired and an office at city hall was made available. Read More